BOOK REVIEW AND eBook GIVEAWAY - Never Play Fair by Leah Cupps


Never Play Fair
Leah Cupps
(Sydney Evans Mystery Series, #2)
Publication date: September 1st 2022
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Can Sydney find her FBI boyfriend in time, or will this gamble be here last?

Instagram Influencer Sydney Evans has seen and lived her share of photo-worthy experiences, but now, she’s found herself entangled in a situation she never saw coming.

After her FBI agent boyfriend, Alex, disappears while working a case involving a notorious Latin gangster, Vincent Estavez, the Department of Defense is forced to change tactics. Determined to bring down Estavez and the illegal online casino crime ring he’s been running by any means necessary, the FBI orchestrates an operation to infiltrate the gangster’s stronghold.

But Sydney only has one motivation for her own investigation: find Alex before he becomes collateral damage.

Desperate to locate her boyfriend in time, she flies to Costa Rica and is forced to seek help from an unlikely ally: her criminal ex-husband, Jack. He may be the last person she wants to see, but she’ll do whatever it takes to find Alex alive.

But Sydney isn’t the only one with a motivation against Vincent Estavez.

Never Play Fair is a fast-paced standalone thriller. If you like real-world issues, lavish socialite parties, and electrifying twists and turns, then you’ll love Leah Cupps’ provocative cozy mystery.

NEVER PLAY FAIR is the second book in the Sydney Evans Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Leah Cupps and Xpresso Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour. Now for my review ... 

Never Play Fair is the second in The Sydney Evan series. This author is new to me, and I enjoyed this twisty thriller filled with an eclectic cast of characters who make for one fast paced ride. Despite being the second book, this book could easily be read as a standalone. There was enough background included that I did not feel like I was missing out.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was engaged from start to finish. The descriptions are vivid, and I felt like I was alongside Sydney as she frantically searched for her missing boyfriend. The writing style flows nicely and is full of red herrings and twists you won't see coming. I'll be circling back to read book 1! 

I recommend this book to who loves twisty thrillers told from multiple POVs. I look forward to reading how the characters grow as this series evolves.

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 

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Author Bio:

Leah Cupps is an entrepreneur and author. She writes Middle Grade Mystery Adventure Books as well as Thriller, Mystery, Suspense for Adults.

Leah’s novels are fast-paced mysteries that will keep you up at night as you can’t wait to see what happens in the next chapter.

Leah lives in Indiana with her husband, three young children and three dogs. When she isn’t losing sleep writing her next novel or scaling her next business, she enjoys reading, golfing working out and spending time with her family.

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  1. Thanks for hosting today! This sounds like an entertaining read! :)


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